This year as well as introducing an event focusing on therapy against a background of political turmoil and climate change we want to offer members plenty of time to socialise and connect with each other. With that in mind the day will start with registration and 40 minutes for tea, coffee and refreshments, there will also be time to stay on after the afternoon workshop for wine, soft drinks and refreshments when we will also hold our AGM which you are very welcome to attend.
“Necessary Derangement: Living and Working in a Time When the Familiar is Dying”
Covid-19 has confronted us with how quickly we can enter uncharted territory and how vulnerable we are despite our technological advances. Climate science predicts that pandemics, extreme weather events and global challenges, will only increase in our lifetime. Many of us feel the pull to continue to practice ‘business as usual’, but it has become increasingly evident that our collective future is radically uncertain. For future generations to survive and even thrive, our sense of reality demands a radical revisioning, a “necessary derangement” of how we have understood our world and our living within it.
What is the role of psychotherapists in a time of death of the collective familiar, a time when we can’t rely on old habits to get us out of trouble? How might we draw upon our personal and professional skills to rise to the enormity that lies ahead and be of service to something larger than our Self?
Drawing on the existing resources and therapeutic skills we already have, the workshop will explore what a process of adaptation to an unknown future may ask of us. Steffi will guide participants to ways of attending to their own responses and visions of the future. Together we will examine how we also participate in the collective amnesia and anesthesia of our time.
About Steffi Bednarek
Steffi has a background in Gestalt psychotherapy, climate psychology and somatic trauma therapy and has authored a wide range of articles on climate change and psychology. She has been Head of Counselling and Mental Health in higher education, managed trauma intervention projects and has worked as an international consultant for several Government Ministries, the Council of Europe and the World Health Organization. She is a member and partner of the Climate Psychology Alliance and leads incubation spaces for mental health professionals on emergent ways of re-ensouling culture.
CaPPP members only event: This event is free but places must be booked in advance. Lunch and refreshments are included.
10.15 – 10.55 Registration and refreshments
11.00 – 13.00 Workshop with Steffi Bednarek
13.00 – 14.15 Lunch
14.15 – 16.00 Workshop with Steffi Bednarek
16.00 -16.15 Wine, soft drinks and refreshments
16.15 – 17.15 AGM with drinks and refreshments
Covid safety precautions:
CaPPP Covid Precautions: To attend any CaPPP event in 2021 you must have received both covid-19 vaccinations. To reduce the spread of the virus you must take a lateral flow test the evening before attending any CaPPP event and confirm the test was negative when you sign in at the event. You can obtain free test kits from https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests If you feel unwell or have been in contact with anyone having covid-19 or shown any signs of covid-19 within the past two weeks please do not attend the event. A refund for the event can be obtained by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Engineer’s House Covid Precautions:
Engineer’s House ask that people attending any event wear a mask on entering the building and at all times in communal areas. All rooms are sanitised the evening before an event with a mist that sterilises all surfaces including walls, ceilings, furniture etc. but is harmless to people. Hand sanitizer, gel and wipes are provided in each room and seating is spaced at 2 metres apart. Lunch and refreshment breaks may be taken in the event room or in one of our 4 outside marques which can seat 80 people. Prior to the event you will be asked for your choice of items from our lunch menu. A personalised boxed lunch will then be provided for you.
Engineer’s House has remained open throughout the pandemic as a covid safe training and meeting venue for the NHS, emergency services staff and vaccine volunteers. See covid safety measures: https://www.makevenues.co.uk/coronavirus-measures
Venue: Engineer’s House address: The Promenade, Clifton Down, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3NB